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Offline sanman

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Re: Engineering Mars-Adapted Extremophiles
« Reply #20 on: 04/23/2017 07:32 AM »
Interesting traits have been found in naked mole-rats, which enable them to easily survive in low-oxygen situations, and even upto 18 minutes with no oxygen at all:

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/bplus/2017/04/23/naked-mole-rats-without-oxygen-live-plants/2115862

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/naked-mole-rats-use-glucose-fructose-switch-to-survive-suffocating-conditions/81254235

Now that might be a useful trait for a creature to have on Mars. It's at least very interesting that Nature has evolved such a backup pathway in animals.

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